“You’re at the table because people want your voice. It’s easy to forget that. Don’t keep second guessing. If you have a point of view, the reason you were hired is because people want to hear it.”
Ruth Porat, CFO at Alphabet and @Google, spoke today on campus for the academic year’s last View From The Top. Not investing for the long term could be one of tech’s greatest vulnerabilities, she said, and advised students to keep thinking about investment for the long haul. ”What I’ve seen is that if you don’t invest in the long term, you’re sowing the seeds of your own destruction.”
Porat was interviewed by Lepi Jha Fishman, MBA ’19.